Tanzania Malaria Team’s Training of Trainers

Myles Hartman and his counterpart Mr. John Butuba practice mending a net as part of the training.

Written by Jocelyn Keranen and Holly Trace, Peace Corps Volunteer Leader Malaria Coordinator for Peace Corps Tanzania While the number of deaths caused by malaria has dropped drastically in the last few years, thousands of people are still dying every year in Tanzania from this preventable disease. Last week, the Tanzania Malaria …

Adam Nothem, Tanzania – Malaria PCV of the Week

Adam Nothem with fellow PCV Conor O'Herin at the fourt h and final day of the Southern Region World Malaria Day Tour.

THE SCOOP ON ADAM Adam has been serving for a year as a Health Volunteer in Tanzania. Adam participated in the December Stomp Out Malaria boot camp and currently serves as the regional malaria coordinator for the Southern-Most Region. STELLAR STATS Adam is incredibly passionate in the fight against malaria. Prior to Peace …

World Malaria Month 2015: GHSP Volunteer Helps Midwife Students Join the Fight

Jackson Ernest teaches a small group of women about malaria and other risks for pregnant women.

When most people hear the word “malaria” they think of a disease that lives in the hottest stickiest places on Earth. However, with the exception of the world’s driest deserts and Antarctica, malaria can live almost anywhere. The mosquito that bears the parasite can reproduce in something as little as …

World Malaria Month 2015: Adam’s First Blog Post Ever

written by: Adam Nothem (this post is an adaptation of Adam’s original post “Malaria in the Village“) My name is Adam Nothem. I’m a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in a small village in the southern-most region in Tanzania. I am also the Regional Malaria Coordinator for Mtwara region, Lindi region, …

Volunteer Partners with Medicine Education Africa

Village Health Workers Complete an MEA Training

      Have you heard of MEA? Tanzania Peace Corps Volunteer Nicole Sherman found this hidden gem of the Tanga Region and wrangled a 3rd year extension position to help with their malaria work and more. Nicole takes a moment to explain just what MEA does.   What is …

Weekly Awesome Tanzania: Malaria Games

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Malaria’s no fun but learning about it can be fun.  Several volunteers in Tanzania have adapted some popular children’s games to be malaria themed.  Classics like “Simon Says”, “Sharks and Minnows”, and “Zip, Zap, Zop” can be easily converted to energizers and learning games at girls’ conferences, environment/health club meetings, …

Weekly Awesome Tanzania: Radio

Danielle Alling and Uma Patel use Audacity to prepare a PSA at the Regional Malaria Training in Dodoma.

In a country where radio reaches a majority of the population, airwaves carry music, news and announcements to Tanzanians from cities to remote villages.  Radio is a new way for Volunteers in Tanzania to become involved in raising awareness about malaria and education.  All volunteers are trained in facilitating PataPata …

Weekly Awesome Tanzania: Dream Banners

Students drew pictures of the their future aspirations on Dream Banners.

When Stephanie Gaffney finished Pre-Service Training she thought that she would focus on AIDS reduction in her community.  After conducting a village situational analysis, she discovered that malaria was a bigger health problem facing her community, so she redirected her energy to suit the community needs. Mathayo Msosa is a …

Weekly Awesome Tanzania: Community Change Agents (CCAs)

CCA Saidi Namonde talks about the consequences of malaria at a health education party he organized in June.

Who they are: volunteers in rural communities who have at least a primary school education What they do: inform the communities in their wards about the consequences, transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention of malaria and how to use and care for long lasting insecticide treated nets. How many people they …

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Weekly Awesome Tanzania: World Malaria Day in the Southern Highlands

PCV Folake Oyegbola teaches the basics of malaria at a training of the trainers in preparation for World Malaria Day.

World Malaria Day on April 25th, 2012 was celebrated by Peace Corps Volunteers and Tanzanians across the country.  While many PCVs organized noteworthy events to commemorate the day, this Weekly Awesome is devoted to the work of three extraordinary volunteers from the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.  These volunteers represent all …

Chumo

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A product of Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs, USAID and Media for Development International Tanzania, Chumo is a short film about malaria in pregnancy. At each malaria or In-Service Training volunteers get a DVD to share Chumo with students, neighbors and colleagues. I’m still trying to figure out† …

MVU = Mobile Video Unit

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After the Mtwara/Lindi malaria training with Peace Corps volunteers (PCV) and COMMIT project community change agents (CCA) in April, I went to Masasi to meet Population Services International (PSI) and learn how to operate the mobile video unit (MVU).  We visited two PCV and showed Hali Halisi, a film about …

Southern Zone Training

Facilitators and participants in April 2012 Stomp Out Malaria Training

PCV started stomping in Tanzania with a couple hours at each of the three required  trainings (pre-service training, in service training and mid-service conference).  A couple hours resulted in a recognized project idea but not much action. Last week with excellent facilitation from JHU, MASHA, PSI and TANAM; Stomp Out …